Swedish Artist Laughs in the Face of Islamist Death Threats

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who drew Islam’s prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog and lives under a constant death threat, was in New York City on 9/11, as anti-American violence started to unfold in the Middle East. He described how the Islamists have repeatedly tried to injure or kill him over the last several years.

Vilks spoke at an “International Freedom Defense Congress” sponsored by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer amid tight security, proving that the problem regarding Islam isn’t a drawing or a film but rather an ideology that sanctions violence against its perceived enemies and which has a presence on American soil.

Geller hired her own security team, at great expense, which worked with the New York Police Department and hotel security. She was told that New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, himself under media attack for surveillance of Muslims, even held a meeting to discuss how to handle Vilks’ appearance.

The event demonstrated that, whether it’s a drawing, a cartoon, or a film, the Islamists will always look for something or someone to riot about and use as an excuse to kill. But rather than reaffirm our First Amendment rights, the Obama Administration has made it clear that they want to silence those who criticize the “religion of peace.”

Four Americans have already died in Libya at the hands of Muslim terrorists, who obviously coordinated their attacks on the occasion of 9/11, but Obama officials want to pretend in the face of all available evidence that it was a spontaneous uprising in response to a film that had been on the Internet since July.

This pathetic response means that more Americans are now at risk of losing their rights—and their lives—because of the failure of Obama’s pro-Muslim foreign policy.

What is coming to America, courtesy of the Obama Administration, is more scrutiny of and threats against those who are labeled Islamophobes by such groups as the Southern Poverty Law Center and the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress.

Europeans are already experiencing these frightening developments, as critics of the prophet Muhammad are being physically attacked, murdered, or subject to prosecution for “hate speech.”

In order to counter this threat here and abroad, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer launched the “International Freedom Defense Congress” of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), on whose board I serve. It is designed to safeguard our constitutional rights before they are stripped away by an administration working hand-in-glove with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a group of Muslim countries which wants to silence critics of Islam.

Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch.

The conference videos are at Geller’s Atlas Shrugs YouTube channel.

Despite the gravity of the situation, and pressure from the United Nations to cancel the conference, which was held at the Millennium U.N. Plaza Hotel, Vilks delivered an entertaining and even funny talk, noting how Islamic fanatics have been so consumed with hatred of him that they burned a flag that was supposed to be Swedish but had the wrong color scheme. They burned the correct flag in a subsequent demonstration.

Vilks said five years ago it was possible to publish a drawing of Muhammad in a mainstream paper. Today, because of all the violence and threats, it is not. The drawing, however, is still available on the Internet and was included in the slide show that accompanied his presentation.

Vilks spoke as bodyguards were stationed at various places throughout the conference room. Media came from around the world to record and photograph his presentation. One part of his slide show described how he travels and speaks today only in the company of bodyguards. Indeed, his remarks included a slide show of the attacks on him over the last five years.

The attacks on and threats against Vilks have been relentless.

He was the target of an Islamic religious decree called a Fatwa, which placed a bounty of $100,000 on his head, with an extra $50,000 if his throat was slit. A member of the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab recorded a video threatening to behead him. Colleen Renee LaRose, also known as Jihad Jane, an American citizen from Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder Vilks, while a suicide bomber also targeted him for death.

In one case, Vilks’ home was set on fire by Jihadists who poured gasoline through a window and set the house on fire.

Vilks, who was not home at the time, joked, “I lost one curtain—I just have one at my window now—and one of my plants. But it recovered. It was badly burned but I nursed it.”

He said the Jihadists accidentally set themselves on fire and left personal identification papers at the scene of the crime, leading to their arrest and imprisonment. They were treated for self-inflicted burns at a local hospital, where they claimed they had been holding a barbecue party.

Vilks was also pelted with eggs and attacked when he tried to deliver a lecture at Karlstad University in Sweden.

What continues to happen to Vilks and others in Europe is coming to the United States, as the Obama Administration openly sides with global Islam against our God-given First Amendment right of free speech.

“Overshadowed in the turmoil of international events, party politics, and the desperate efforts by the old media to elect Democrats is a singularly appalling fact: a badly-produced YouTube clip that insults Muhammad inspires much more anger and outrage in our leftist leaders than acts of war against America,” writes Scott Swett at the American Thinker website. “Worse, by adding their voices to the Islamic rage chorus, they help to justify the violent actions of our enemies, and legitimize their excuses for their vicious attacks.”

In this way, the Obama Administration and its leftist allies prepare the way for more violence and terrorism against critics of Islam.

Writing at WorldNetDaily under the title, “Leftist brownshirts and their Islamic thugs,” just before the conference, Geller said, “The left is increasingly bent on shutting down and shutting up freedom fighters, and yet there has been scarcely any discussion of this creeping fascism in the public sphere. We are relinquishing our most cherished freedoms, our unalienable rights, with nary a whimper. What is wrong with everyone?”

Geller and Spencer are leading the movement of freedom fighters here and abroad. They must be protected and supported.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].


Obama and Clinton in denial over ‘their’ Middle East debacle

By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner

The idiotic cross country antics of funnyman Jim Carey and actor Jeff Daniels, in the hit comedy motion picture ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ provides proper context for the parade of ‘Keystone Cops’ reactions by the Obama Administration, to the explosion of ‘anti-American’ rioting and deadly violence last week, fomented by Islamic Extremists in 21–mostly Muslim–countries throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Up first is the lack of preparedness and enhanced security measures at ‘diplomatic posts’ throughout the Middle East, prior to the 11th anniversary of America’s “9/11” tragedy, a mistake jointly shared by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton–regardless of their heavy campaign and international travel schedules lately.

Hillary alone, is responsible for the ‘limp-wristed’ tweets released by U.S. Embassy Cairo, apologizing for America’s First Amendment right to free speech, by ridiculing the ‘religious insensitivity’ of three, unintelligible two-minute video movie trailers floating around the Internet since June–because they might hurt the feelings of Muslims everywhere.

However, the fact that President Obama did not respond to these tweets, which generated a greater offense to Americans around the world, and triggering a clear violation of his ‘Oath of Office,’ to ‘protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,’ for almost 10 hours–before having them removed from the State Department website.

Too little–too late.

Then, the Obama [administration] sends Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. around to all of the Sunday morning talk shows, to continue the ‘official narrative’ that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi–that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others–was a “spontaneous” act and in no way related to the anniversary of “9/11”, according to a FOXNews article today.

What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet … It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.

The best information and the best assessment we have today is that this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack.

Offering a stark contradiction in assessment and rebuke was Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif who, while appearing on several Sunday morning broadcasts himself, labeled Obama’s position “preposterous.” Instead his government believes the attack to have been a planned assault–possibly by an Al Qaeda-tied group.

The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), House Intelligence Committee chairman, and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, believe the fault of this folly lies directly in the lap of President Obama, according to another FOXNews article today, with Rogers outlining:

The Middle East believes there is a disengagement policy with the U.S. … you cannot solve [the problems] by stepping back. It has to be a combination of showing strength and showing up.

McCain agrees, contending that Obama’s Afghanistan and Iraq troop pull-outs, and addle support for Israel in the effort to prohibit Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, has resulted in an exploitable [power] void in the region.

Prior to 9/11, we had a policy of containment. Then after 9/11, it was a confrontation with the terrorists and Al Qaeda. Now it’s disengagement. We’re leaving Iraq. We’re leaving Afghanistan. We’re leaving the area. The people in the area are having to adjust … they believe the United States is weak, and they are taking appropriate action.

It is clear that once again that Barack Obama is in denial over the debacle he and Hillary Clinton have created across the Middle East–unwilling to take responsibility for that which is now, literally, blowing up in their faces.


Twilight Hour: Approaching The Final Battle To Save America

By: Lloyd Marcus

Dear patriot members of the Tea Party, it has been an amazing four years. Allow me to reflect a bit. Our odyssey began with the Socialists’/Progressives’ occupation of America via their perfect Trojan Horse, a handsome, articulate shiny new black man. Barack Obama was the vehicle to usher in their liberal utopia in which government controls EVERYTHING and man replaces God.

In my article published in 2010, “A Black Man: The Progressive’s Perfect Trojan Horse,” I explained how the left exploited white America’s goodness, decency and guilt to sell us their Trojan Horse. http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/the_progressives_perfect_troja.html My article also points out that no “white” president could get away with the blatant lawlessness and governmental power grabs enjoyed by America’s first black president.

Obama was marketed as a moderate post-racial Messiah, shepherding in Nirvana. According to the narrative of the mainstream media and the Democrats, the world hated America because of Bush. Under Obama, the world would love us.

Naïve white American voters thought, finally, we can no longer be called racists. Sadly, they were wrong.

Over the past four years, Obama has been revealed to be the most far-left-radical, socialist/progressive, racially-polarizing and anti-Christian president in U.S. History. More and more Americans are beginning to accept the devastating truth that our president is intentionally undermining our country.

So here we are patriots, with a little over a month left in the final battle to save America. I am on the road touring on Tea Party Express.

Beginning September 29th thru November 5th, I will be on the Rebuild America Defeat Obama Tour. Bay area singer Diana Nagy who you may remember singing the National Anthem at the Republican candidates debate on CNN will be joining us along with numerous prominent speakers. Our goal is to encourage, inspire and energize patriots for these final days of battle before the election.

At lunch, an old friend said, “Lloyd, I am so excited about your upcoming “Rebuild America Defeat Obama Tour.” God has prepared you for this.” My friend’s words gave me goosebumps. After 8 national bus tours, this is my first tour as emcee.

I long to see, hug and fellowship with my brother and sister patriots at our rallies. https://www.facebook.com/events/527436403938974/

As I stated, these past four years have been extraordinary. Highlights and low lights include 1.7 million patriots in DC protesting Obamacare, our 2010 midterm election landslide victory, Justice Robert’s betrayal deeming Obamacare Constitutional and most shocking and sad, the passing of our courageous patriot brother, Andrew Breitbart.

Tea Party patriots, I have witnessed your remarkable growth, morphing from rallies of concerned citizens into a well-organized and Constitutionally educated army. Patriots across America are contributing in their own unique and creative ways, exploiting their diverse skills, talents and passions to Take Back America. No effort is too small.

One man, Rick Santelli, made the first clarion call for a Tea Party. God inspired millions to hear in their hearts and respond. Despite countess attempts to brand the Tea Party racist, the movement is divinely inspired.

Patriots, this is it. The final battle…ALL HANDS ON DECK!

See the D’Souza film, “2016: Obama’s America” and encourage others to see it. http://2016themovie.com/

Special thanks to our battalion of conservative bloggers countering the Democrats and MSM lies with the truth.

Kudos to all of our everyday Joes and Janes who entered the political arena for the first-time as Tea Party candidates. God bless you.

Team Obama is gearing up to steal this election via voter fraud. I give a HUGE shout out to patriots who are confronting this crucial issue such as Chalice Jackson at Patriots Heart Network. Her team is politically locked and loaded to deal with this tactic.

Let us not forget our conservative authors who have released a ton of books since Obama’s occupation. How about a hearty round of applause for our true “American Thinkers.”

“Tea Are The World” was historic. Conservative musical artists across America came together to record the song, “Taking Back America.” Bands and solo artists of numerous genres also contributed one of their recorded songs to be included in the 44 song package. All proceeds from “Tea Are The World” benefit, AmericasMightyWarriors.org. http://americasmightywarriors.org/shop-tea-are-the-world.html

Starting September 29th, in Paul Ryan’s hometown, Janesville, WI, I will be emceeing the “Rebuild America Defeat Obama” national bus tour which ends November 5th across from Obama Campaign Headquarters in Chicago, IL. http://www.campaigntodefeatobama.com/rebuild-america-tour/

Patriots, it is going to take each of us doing “our thing” to win this final battle.

I say to you what Oliver Cromwell said to his troops before entering battle, “Put your trust in God…and keep your powder dry.”

Finally, as Todd Beamer said just before sacrificing his life for his country on 9-11, “Let’s Roll!

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American